Beardstown Grand Opera House

123 State Street Beardstown, IL 62618

The Beardstown Opera House was originally built in 1872. Nearing completion the opera house was almost completely destroyed by a tornado. After the Opera House was rebuilt by the owners and volunteer townsfolk, the first…

Black Museum in the Beardstown Courthouse

101 W 3rd St, Beardstown, IL 62618

The Visitors Center/River Museum is housed in the Chamber of Commerce office (and Lincoln Courthouse). The River Museum features items related to the Illinois River and the river’s importance in the development of the city…

Lincoln’s Election as Captain

201-203 Wall St, Beardstown, IL 62618

Schmoldt Park is the location of Abraham Lincolns’s election as captain during the Blackhawk War. A monument in the park states, “Here Abraham Lincoln was officially elected Captain of his Company in the Blackhawk War…

Looking for Lincoln Story Trail

Begin at the Lincoln Courthouse, 101 W 3rd St, Beardstown, IL 62618

Follow the trail to find the intriguing Lincoln stories unique to each “Looking for Lincoln” community. Told through a series of over 200 wayside exhibits and statues in over 50 Heritage Area communities, including Beardstown…

Old Lincoln Courtroom and Museum

101 West 3rd Street Beardstown, IL 62618

The Old Lincoln Courtroom & Museum in Beardstown is one of the most exceptional sights on the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Trail. Do you know that the courtroom in Beardstown where Lincoln defended Duff Armstrong…

The Round House Event Center

905 Bay Street Beardstown, Illinois 62618

The Round House Event Center is Beardstown’s premier event location! The Center is located at 905 Bay Street, with two main entertainment spaces, the Electric Owl Lounge and the Banquet Hall. The Electric Owl Lounge…